He says very strongly he didn't do it, Bob.
Donald Trump is pretty proud of the terrific job he did of protecting Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) from facing any consequences over the 2018 murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and he didn't mind telling Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward all about it. That's the latest Scandal McNugget from Woodward's book Help! There's a Sociopath in the White House and He's Scaring Me! according to Business insider, which got a copy of the book (also known by its real title, Rage). Trump bragged to Woodward that "I saved his ass" during international outrage at the Saudis for assassinating and dismembering Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. Trump just couldn't stop patting himself on the back about the great job he'd done preserving the US's very lucrative and influential military sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which would be nothing without an important friend like Donald Trump.
Why no, the horror of the deliberate murder and dismemberment of a journalist who lived in America didn't seem to occur at all to Trump. People do bad things all the time and there are dictators to impress.
It's your Sunday show rundown!
What a week it was!
After 4 days of what was a pretty successful DNC Convention, we were treated to the news that Steve Bannon was arrested for defrauding MAGA rubes who donated to his "Build The Wall" scam! Then you find out he was arrested in a boat by the damn post office. But that's not all! Then you had Mary L. Trump, niece of Donald J., who wrote a tell-all book about him, release "secret" tapes of Trump's own sister badmouthing him to the Washington Post. If this isn't definitive prove that if there is a benevolent deity, it's a woman with a great sense of humor, I don't know what is.
So with that, let's take a look at what GOP idiots said on the Sunday shows, as the Republican National Convention was about to kick off.
Able was he ere he saw Greenland.
Why wouldn't the Danes want to trade their giant Arctic island for a tropical paradise off the coast of Florida? Why wouldn't 56,000 Greenlanders want American passports?
As the rats flee the Trump ship and start squealing about what they've seen, all sorts of hair-raising details are coming out about what a rancid shitstain our president is. No matter how bad you think it is, it's guaranteed to be even worse than that.
Case in point, Miles Taylor, the former Homeland Security chief of staff who recently cut an ad for Republican Voters Against Trump and published a Washington Post op-ed describing Trump's brazen efforts to punish Democratic states by, say, cutting off federal aid during a wildfire, for instance.
Today, Taylor appeared on NBC to kibbitz with Hallie Jackson about his time in Trumpland.
"What is the most, in the conversations you were involved in, disturbing idea, or thought, or discussion that you heard from President Trump that is sort of resonating and sitting with you still today?" Jackson asked.
Subpoenas are for little people.
There are a lot of partisan hacks in the Trump administration, but for sheer brazen fuckery, no one can hold a candle to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
On Monday, he announced he was canceling an unrelated intelligence briefing for the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) to punish the committee for investigating the firing of Inspector General Steve Linick, who had been looking into eleventy-seven Pompeo scandals. Also on Monday, Pompeo's staff was ordered to expedite a records search for information on the origins of the Russia investigation to meet Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson's deadline to dump oppo on Biden and the Russia "hoax." The House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Democrat Eliot Engel, has issued a subpoena for the very same documents, but Pompeo told him to pound sand.